Are you questioning if your car needs a transmission repair? Check out these tips below to help you discover if you are having issues with your transmission.
Transmission problems are never great to deal with, and they can occur at the most terrible times. Watching for the warning signs to very important if you want to avoid having your car break down at the most inconvenient time.
A lack of response may be noticeable. This means your car may refuse to go into gear, or in a manual transmission, your RPMs may go up, but your car isn’t going any faster than the previous gear. In an automatic, you can see issues when changing between parking and driving and there is a delay.
If the car begins making some strange noises that aren’t typically there. This is a warning sign that you need to get it checked immediately.
If you spot any leaks or low fluid. This is another indication of a bad transmission. Fluid is what keeps the transmission going. If you see a deep red fluid, it’s in need of repair.
Warning Signs of Needed Transmission Repair
A burning smell can be another warning sign. This can indicate that the transmission fluid is breaking down and this can damage the transmission even further.
If your car is refusing to go into gear, this is a strong sign for a transmission check. It could be something as simple as fluid, but you don’t want to wait until it is too late.
If the transmission is being nosy, it’s a sign that it may be wearing down and some work will be needed to repair its parts.
If the check engine light comes on this is a sure sign you need a repair.
A clutch problem can occur, and you may not need to repair the full transmission, but it is just as important to get this fixed.
If your gears are slipping without you doing it on purpose, this is a safety issue and needs to be addressed immediately.
In all, it is still important to get routine maintenance on your transmission. Marshall’s Transmission can help you with all your transmission needs!
If you notice any of these warning signs in your vehicle, it’s time to give us a call at Marshall’s Transmission. (618) 345-1930.